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N. Miami father grieves children killed by their mom, plans to sue DCF

Florida DCF’s history with mother of the children, 5 and 3, goes back five years before killing in Little Haiti

Frantzy Belval
Frantzy Belval holds portraits of his children in frames at his apartment on Saturday, July 25, 2022. Photo by: Ashley Miznazi

The Haitian Times 

NORTH MIAMI — After a long day of work building boats, Frantzy Belval arrived home around 10 p.m. and had just laid down when he heard knocking at his apartment door. When he opened the door, he saw police cars and a group of officers. They asked for his name and if they could speak inside.

Before they uttered another word, Belval, 45, had a feeling the visit had something to do with his children’s mother, Odette Joassaint, since she had sent police to his home before. He asked if he could put a shirt on. One officer asked him to sit down.

I fell on the floor crying, and the officer asked if I have anybody who could stay here the night,

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